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Motherhood (2009)

Motherhood

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

October 23, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

90 min.

Production Budget

$5 millions

Studio

Freestyle Releasing

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Katherine Dieckmann

Producer

Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen

Screenwriter

Katherine Dieckmann

Starring

Story


From writer/director Katherine Dieckmann, the acclaimed filmmaker of DIGGERS and A GOOD BABY, comes MOTHERHOOD, starring Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot entirely on location in New York's West Village, this bittersweet comedy distills the dilemmas of the maternal state (marriage, work, self, and not necessarily in that order) into the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day. MOTHERHOOD forms a genre of one - no other movie has dedicated itself in quite this way to probing exactly what it takes to be a mother, with both wry humor and an acute sense of authenticity.

Eliza Welch (Thurman) is a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger with her own site, "The Bjorn Identity." Putting her deeper creative ambitions on hold to raise her two children, Eliza lives and works in two rent-stabilized apartments in a walk-up tenement building smack in the middle of an otherwise upscale Greenwich Village. Eliza's good-natured but absent-minded husband (Edwards) seems tuned out to his wife's conflicts, not to mention basic domestic reality, while her best friend Sheila (Minnie Driver) understands this - and Eliza -- all too well.

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Uma Thurman stars as Eliza Welsh in Freestyle Releasing's Motherhood (2009)
Uma Thurman stars as Eliza Welsh in Freestyle Releasing's Motherhood (2009)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..fails to deliver..”
by Rob Nelson [Variety]
“..has shockingly little to say..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
“..gets stuck in the starting gate, unsure of what kind of film it wants to be..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]